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'''Kaki King''' (born '''Katherine Elizabeth King''', August 24, 1979) is an American guitarist and composer. King is known for her percussive and jazz-tinged melodies, energetic live shows, use of multiple tunings on acoustic guitar|acoustic and lap steel guitar, and her diverse range in different genres. In February 2006, ''Rolling Stone'' released a list of "The New Guitar Gods", on which King was the sole woman and youngest artist (beating Derek Trucks in age by two months as the youngest on the list). In addition to a 10-year career that includes six LP record|LP and two EP record|EP albums, King has also film score|scored music for television and film. She worked alongside Eddie Vedder and Michael Brook contributing music for the soundtrack to Sean Penn's ''Into the Wild (film)|Into the Wild'', for which the trio...
Birth nameKatherine Elizabeth King
Alias| birth_date = {{birth date and age|1979|08|24}}
Birth placeAtlanta, Georgia (U.S. state)|Georgia, United States
Death date| instrument = Guitar, lap steel guitar, drums, piano, vocals
GenreAcoustic rock,{{cite web|url=https://rateyourmusic.com/artist/kaki_king |title=Albums by Kaki King: Discography, songs, biography, and listening guide |publisher=Rate Your Music |date=August 24, 1979 |accessdate=2014-06-29}} instrumental music, post-rock, jazz, one-man band|one-woman band, shoegazing
OccupationMusician, composer
Years active2001–present
LabelVelour Records|Velour, Sony Records|Sony, Cooking Vinyl
Notable instrumentsOvation Guitar Company|Ovation Custom Adamas Acoustic Guitar
Urlhttp://www.whatstheruckus.com/2010/05/live-kaki-king.html | date = May 10, 2010 | title = Live: kaki king | work = The Ruckus | accessdate = December 14, 2013}} use of multiple tunings on acoustic guitar|acoustic and lap steel guitar,{{cite web | url = http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/Interview_Kaki_King__Embracing_Change | title = Interview: Kaki King – Embracing Change | author = Andy Ellis | date = June 16, 2010 | work = PremierGuitar | publisher = Gearhead Communications, LLC | accessdate = December 14, 2013}} and her diverse range in different genres.
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